Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players need to take up the baton and run with it after the confidence boost that will have come from the result and the impressive all round team performance against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, as a heavy defeat in the very next Premier League game which is away to Chelsea on Sunday would eradicate any positives and put everyone connected with the club right back to the dark place we were in after getting thumped by Liverpool before the international break.
For now, though, I am going to bask in the renewed confidence and optimism I have in our team and look forward to the game at Stamford Bridge. It is funny how quickly things can change in football and I do not think that our own result was the only thing that went in our favour after not much did in the first few weeks.
Jose Mourinho and Man United had their own bubble burst by Stoke City for one, and that could be a massive turning point in the new EPL season. Maureen is already starting to complain and act like he did when things were not going his way at Chelsea, snubbing handshake offers from rival managers and talking about other teams and their players.
Liverpool were taken to the cleaners and showed some real weakness in crumbling to a 5-0 defeat, losing their main threat Sadio Mane for three games into the bargain after his straight red card. The fact that the Ox was left on the bench and then played poorly off the bench as he became the first ever EPL player to lose by such a margin in consecutive games for different clubs must have made a lot of Gooners smile.
Chelsea did not look great against Leicester either, so all of a sudden the title that was looking so far out of our reach may just be within reach after all. Or will it all be doom and gloom again very soon for the Gunners?